ALEKS - Assessment and Learning

Implementation Strategies

View a selection of implementation strategies from homeschoolers who are successfully using ALEKS to achieve dramatic learning outcomes.

Heather Ewer
Green Cove Springs, FL
Scenario: Homeschool Core Curriculum
Purpose: Improve Skills, Personalized Learning
Time Spent in ALEKS: 1 hour per day, 2 days per week
Time Spent in QuickTables: 30 minutes per day, 3 days per week
Total Time Spent Per Course: 68.5 hours per course
ALEKS Course: Mathematics - LV 3 (with QuickTables), Mathematics - LV 4 (with QuickTables)

Overall Experience:

ALEKS enables my children to learn math at their own pace. We struggled with workbooks for a couple of years, skipping sections and supplementing others, until we found ALEKS. I love that ALEKS periodically assesses my children so that they are not able to coast through the course; they actually have to learn the material to progress.

What challenges did the student face in math prior to using ALEKS?

My daughter is not naturally interested in math, so my biggest challenge has been to try to help her become self-motivated to learn it.

What were you looking for in an online math tool?

I was looking for a math tool that would allow my children to work at their own pace, but still ensure that they mastered and retained the material.

What math progress has the student experienced since using ALEKS?

My daughter has gained confidence in her math ability since she began using ALEKS.

How does the student feel about his/her progress in ALEKS?

Math is not my daughter's favorite subject, but ALEKS has helped her to enjoy it more than ever, especially more than workbooks. She is learning that there are many different types of math. QuickTables really helps her increase her speed and proficiency, which makes the difficult math easier to deal with.